The Ocean, Green Shipping and Sustainable Energy

Under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco

The Ocean, Green Shipping and Sustainable Energy

Institut Océanographique de Paris

April 28, 2011- April 29, 2011

The symposium aims at fostering a global view of the ocean as an ecological system, a transportation system and a source of energy. These three aspects of the ocean are becoming more and more integrated, and raise global governance issues, which will be addressed as well.





Session 1: The state of the ocean

Keynote: The Ocean as a System”, Daniel Pauly, Professor and Principal Investigator of the Sea Around Us Project, University of British Columbia

Panel Discussion: Global Fisheries and Governance: An Environmental Challenge

Chair : Rashid Sumaila, UBC Fisheries Centre

Session 2: Marine transportation meets sustainable development

Keynote: “Navigating the future of Marine Transportation“, Peter Swift, Former Managing Director, Intertanko

Panel Discussion I: Challenges for shipping to 2030: Views from the financial sector, industry, and academia

Chair: Carleen Lyden-Kluss, NYMAR/NAMEPA

Panel Discussion II: The governance challenge for shipping 2030: views from the multilateral organizations, flag states, and port states

Chair: Carleen Lyden-Kluss, NYMAR/NAMEPA

  • Professor Dick Hodgson, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada
  • Clay Maitland, International Registries, Inc. (Marshall Islands Ship Registry), Chairman, NAMEPA
  • Dr. Thanos Pallis, University of the Aegean and Council Member, International Association of Maritime Economists

Keynote: “Conclusion: On the road to sustainable and competitive shipping”, Gildas Maire, CEO, Louis Dreyfus Armateur

Session 3: The Energy System and its Interactions with the Ocean

Keynote: The Future of Energy, Ujjayant Chakravorty, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Business and Economics, University of Alberta

Panel Discussion: The Energy System and the Ocean

Chair : Jean-Michel Lasry, Crédit Agricole CIB & Chair Finance and Sustainable Development

Concluding Session: The Ocean : A Holistic Perspective

Keynote: “Global Governance of the Changing Ocean: A Science-Policy Disconnect?”, Wendy Watson-Wright, Assistant Director General and Executive Secretary, IOC/UNESCO

Roundtable Discussion I Examining Oceanic Systems: Market Perspective

Chair: Rashid Sumaila, UBC Fisheries Centre

  • Ujjayant Chakravorty, University of Alberta
  • Philippe Cury, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), Ifremer & Université Montpellier II, membre du conseil scientifique de l’Institut océanographique
  • Paul Holthus, World Ocean Council
  • Donald B. Frost, Connecticut Maritime Authority

Roundtable Discussion II: Examining Oceanic Systems: Governance Perspective

Chair: Roger Guesnerie, Collège de France

  • Albert Bressand, CEMTPP, Columbia University
  • Peter Swift, Former Managing Director, Intertanko
  • Daniel Pauly, Sea Around Us Project, University of British Columbia
  • Gérard Riou, Centre Ifremer de la Méditerranée, trésorier de l’Institut océanographique

Keynote: “Summary of the discussions and conclusion”, Ivar Ekeland, Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Economics, University of British Columbia & Université Paris-Dauphine

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